A stadium’s worth of works by surrealist master Salvador Dali are coming to Israel for two months beginning July 9 at the Herzliya Arena.
More than 100 sculptures and works — worth a reported 15 million euro (about $18 million) — will be exhibited in “Salvador Dali — A Journey into Fantasy,” a traveling exhibition of the 20th century Spanish artist’s works.
The artworks have already arrived in Israel, according to Channel 12, which reported that all the sculptures, drawings, lithographs and illustrated books are available for purchase.
The traveling exhibit is part of the Dali Universe, a traveling Dali exhibit owned by Italian Jewish gallery owner Benjamino Levi. According to Channel 12, Levi, now 95, was introduced to Dali in the 1960s and began collecting his works, encouraging the artist to express himself through sculpture.
Levi’s Dali Collection includes bronze sculptures in massive monument sizes as well as smaller pieces, in addition to glass sculptures, gold objects and jeweled sculptures, surrealist furniture, collage and graphic art works.
The exhibit in Israel includes Levi’s Dali Collection, which has been exhibited worldwide, plus some pieces from his private collection.
The traveling exhibit also includes a virtual reality tour of Dali’s world of art.
Tickets for the Herzliya exhibit of Dali’s works cost NIS 139 ($43) at the door, NIS 119 ($37) for pre-purchased tickets and NIS 379 ($117) for a family of four.